“Apple last week was sued for alleged patent infringement in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan,” Thomas Claburn reports for InformationWeek.

“The lawsuit, filed on behalf of inventor Henry Milan by Detroit-based law firm Butzel Long, claims that Apple’s iPod nano and iPod touch use Flash memory in a way that violates U.S. patent No. 6,991,483,” Claburn reports.

“The patent in question, ‘Flash memory drive with quick connector,’ describes the union of a Flash memory drive and a connection port in a single unit that can be easily adapted to connect to a varied set of devices,” Claburn reports.

“The lawsuit seeks treble damages for willful infringement and an injunction against the sale of the iPod nano and iPod touch,” Claburn reports.

Full article here.

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